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The Love for Earth is a Love for Ourselves: 10 Eco-Friendly Valentine's Month Ideas!

Introduction

Welcome to February! This is the month humanity has chosen to celebrate romantic love. Strange that we choose specific days to celebrate specific people in our lives, but it’s also something that, regardless of it’s capitalist rooted intentions, reminds us that we are here to celebrate Love. This Valentine’s Day, let's celebrate our affection for each other and remember that there is no better thing to celebrate in and amidst, than nature! Give the gift of experience instead of things. But if you are going keen on purchasing a gift, maybe a shift to sustainable gifting is the way to go.


a jute bag sitting on snow. Made by HeyJute. A just bag with a red heart. A valentines day jute bag by HeyJute
Love? For the past 20 years we at HeyJute™ have been contributing a % of our proceeds to fight for the basic human rights of underprivileged children. Love!

We at HeyJute™ offer so many home compostable lifestyle products that are ethically hand-made using natural plant fibres. Or you could even personalize your celebration with handmade gifts.


But really … it’s about time together. Embracing sustainability, we've curated a list of 10 eco-friendly and experience-based activities perfect for couples. These ideas are not just about celebrating love, but also about creating memorable moments while being mindful of our planet. From outdoor adventures to cozy home-based activities, each of these suggestions promises a unique and thoughtful way to spend this special day and month.


Here are 10 experiences you can share together with little to no impact on the environment:


  • Attend a Local Farm-to-Table Cooking Class: Participate in a cooking class that focuses on using locally sourced, organic ingredients. It’s a fun way to learn new recipes and support local agriculture.

  • Volunteer Together for an Environmental Cause: Spend the day volunteering at a local community garden, beach cleanup, or other environmental initiative. It's a meaningful way to spend time together and give back to the planet.

  • Visit a Botanical Garden or Conservatory: Enjoy the beauty of nature, learn about different plant species, and relax in the serene setting of a botanical garden.

  • Take a Scenic Bike Ride: Explore local trails or parks on a bike ride. It’s eco-friendly and a great way to enjoy the outdoors together.

  • Have a Zero-Waste Picnic: Pack a picnic with homemade or bulk store items, using reusable containers and utensils. Find a nice spot in a local park or by a water body for a relaxing and eco-conscious meal.


a couple having a zero waste picnic with a jute basket made by HeyJute

  • Go Star Gazing: Find a spot away from city lights and spend the evening stargazing. It’s a romantic way to connect with nature and each other.

  • Attend a Sustainability Workshop or Event: Look for local events or workshops focused on sustainability topics. This can be a great way to learn and grow together in your eco-conscious journey.

  • Eco-Friendly Spa Day at Home: Create a spa-like atmosphere at home using natural and organic products. It’s a relaxing way to pamper each other and unwind.

  • Explore a Farmers' Market: Spend a morning walking through a local farmers' market. You can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce and artisanal products while supporting local farmers.

  • DIY Up-cycling Project: Choose a fun up-cycling project to do together. It could be anything from refurbishing old furniture to creating art from recycled materials. It's a creative and sustainable way to spend your day.


Love can be celebrated Lovingly :)
Love is Green

Conclusion and Call to Actions in Love

This Valentine's Day, let's go beyond traditional celebrations and choose paths that lead us closer to each other and our true nature. Each of these activities offers a unique way to experience love and sustainability hand-in-hand. By choosing these eco-conscious experiences, we not only enrich our relationships but also contribute positively to the world around us. Let's celebrate this day of love by honouring our bond with nature and each other, creating memories that are not only joyful but also kind to the Earth. At HeyJute™, we believe that the best gifts are those that foster connection, growth, and sustainability. So during this month of Love, let's pledge to make every moment count, embracing experiences that bring us closer and make the world a little greener. Remember, every step towards sustainability is a step towards a brighter future for all.


A couple in the forest, carrying a jute bag made by HeyJute.
Imagine!

 

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